Getting Gertie's Garter


1927

Brief Synopsis

Attorney Ken Walrick, not quite realizing the difference between a garter and a bracelet, gives Gertie Darling a bejewelled garter with his photograph in miniature attached. But then he must cover his indiscretion by getting the garter back before his fiancee finds out.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 28, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metropolitan Pictures Corp. of California
Distribution Company
Producers Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Getting Gertie's Garter by Avery Hopwood and Wilson Collison (New York, 1 Aug 1921).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,859ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Gertie Darling is given a diamond-studded garter by a suitor, Ken Walrick. Having just married Teddy, Gertie seeks to return the garter, bearing a photograph, to Ken, who has also become engaged again. "Between Gertie and her asinine fiancé, Ken and his jealous fiancée, the philandering Jimmy and his jealous wife, the amiable bachelor and his would-be amative aunt, not to mention a knowing butler, ... the laughs are easy and frequent." From Moving Picture World, 19 Feb 1927, p591.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 28, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metropolitan Pictures Corp. of California
Distribution Company
Producers Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Getting Gertie's Garter by Avery Hopwood and Wilson Collison (New York, 1 Aug 1921).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,859ft (7 reels)

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Notes

Avery Hopwood and Wilson Collison's play was also the basis of A Night of the Garter, a 1933 British release, produced by Dominions Film Corp., directed by Jack Raymond and starring Sydney Howard and Winifred Shotter. The 1945 Edward Small Production Getting Gertie's Garter, directed by Allan Dwan and starring Dennis O'Keefe and Marie McDonald was also based on the play.(See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50).